Game of Thrones Season 3 Review “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”

A great deal of this season of Game of Thrones has trafficked in more existential ideas of power and morality. Robb Stark is trying to secure his lands in the North. Tywin is smacking around anyone who dares to sit at a table with him. The Kingslayer has gone from child assaulting incesterer to one of the noblest people on television. While all this was being done, very little attention was paid to matters of love and sex, particularly when compared to previous seasons. Tonight’s episode seemed to attempt to strike a balance. Relationships were everywhere during the episode. The one that drew my attention the most is one that hasn’t begun yet. Watching Tyrion and Sansa confront their impending nuptials was alternately hilarious and heartbreaking. This episode finally brought back the never disappointing Bronn, and the Czar’s personal favorite, Margaery Tyrell. Both are exceptional at playing the role of relationship counselor to the two skittish lovebirds. Sure, Sansa may be young, but boy is she attractive. And yes, Tyrion may be a dwarf, but he’s definitely experienced in the bedroom (apparently VD doesn’t exist in Westeros). The conversations suited the two friendships perfectly. READ MORE...

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